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ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> president obama could have new worries today when thejobs numbers are released. economists predict it could go to 8.2%. >> an estimated 67.2 million people watched the debate between the president and mitt romney. that would be the largest television audience for presidential debates since 1992. president obama and mitt romney are set for two more debates. stay with abc 7 for continuing coverage of the presidential race. we will also have the latest information online at wjla.com. >> one of the men charged with killing an arlington health club worker scheduled to be sentenced today. roger clark pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in january. he was charged with stabbing carl diener to death as he worked to work in december 2009. clark's cousin is also charged in the murder and is scheduled to go on trial later this marked. a former parking charged with scam and parking fees the smithsonian museum in chantilly is expected to plead guilty today. he and two other people stole at least $400,000 from the facility. it started in 2009. another former attendant pleaded guilty last week. >> a spec
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
election. >>> mitt romney's campaign gets new momentum. why president obama says, it is no big deal. >>> american airlines grounds dozens of planes. >> daily coffee fix the new research reveal was it could be doing to your >>> good morning. arctic plunge in the northern high plains and minneapolis. 40s for highs today this arctic air making its way as far south as st. louis, high of 53 today. 84 in dallas tomorrow will be replaced with 50° temperatures. very cold air coming into the nation's mid section. still looking at mild air in the east no airport delays so far eastern seaboard, back home, low clouds and fog not causing much of a problem three mile visibility around half moon bay >> 4:49. successful debate performance under his belt, mitt romney is distancing him from his words about the 47%. in the past he stood by the comments. overnight, major change. tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: with his campaign reenergized after a strong showing in wednesday's debate mitt romney took on the controversy surrounding his comments that 47% of americans are dependent on governm
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
really help. >>neil: we will leave it there, scott, thank you very much. >> is the obama campaign new true ad about to set off a firestorm? >> i am not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that is not my plan. "there's stylish." "there's functional." "and then, there's both." "erika tsubaki is a big fan of both." "that's what she and her team had in mind when they designed the all new ford escape." "with more cargo space than before, wrapped in a brand new body." "the tech-savvy, ready-for-adventure, all new, twenty thirteen ford escape." "it's what happens when you go further." >> if you cannot win the debate you call the winner a liar. >> there have been plenty pointed out what a liar mitt romney is and if he was talking he was, if he was speaking he was lying. >> my co-host on "the five," the name-calling. what about that? will that sure the obama campaign? >> he sounded like a sore loser. anyone watching that debate psalm mitt romney frustrated because he felt the president was lying. if the president felt he was not being honest with the american people, he had every opportunity to
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
but 50% of college students are having a hard time getting that first job. $6 trillion in new obama debt in four years. you told me once, congressman, we have maybe two or three years before an economic calamity. explain what you mean? >> yeah. that's what the experts have been coming to the budget committee for years saying, if we keep staying on this path, we will have a debt crisis like what is engulfing europe. we have to get off this path. mitt romney's proposed a plan to get us off this path. president obama is doubling down on this same direction. we can't keep spending money we don't have. we will have a debt crisis, much like that in europe. they say, we don't have that much time. we have a window of opportunity. the next president will decide how this is determined. this man has put a plan out to prevent that from happening to get the economy growing, prevent a debt crisis and save the people who depend on these programs that they have been promises for them. the country saw the choice they have to make. >> sean: one last question with the two of you. governor romney, you broug
Current
Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
how it worked on the show. then did president obama take it easy on romney because fox news has been charging him with being an angry black man because of this old clip. >> what is happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? where is your money? it tells me that some how people in new orleans, they don't care about it as much. >> cenk: that is a really interesting debate. we'll have that on the show. and then toby zeigler from the "west wing"." >> it's not rocket science, it's labeled, but it takes a voter extra ten seconds to find it. >> cenk: how he would have done last night. all that and the elbow of the day. well somebody elbowed themselves. you might have been able to guess it. that's all on "the young turks." guess what time is it? you know it. you guessed that too. it's go time. >> romney: i will not under any circumstances raise taxons middle income families. >> obama: he said his big bold idea is never mind. >> the defendant was not able to defend himself. >> i'm sorry i'll stop the subsidy to pbs. i love big bird. >> he has been rehearsing for this since last june
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
bad news forpresident obama. nbc's brian mooar has the latest. >> even if it's not great news today, it probably could be worse. >> reporter: today's jobs report is the second to the last before election day. it is a critical snapshot of an economy that's been stuck in low gear. >> whatever the numbers are, the romney campaign is going to cite them as evidence that president obama's policies are failing. >> the president is trying to convince people he's doing real well. he is not. >> reporter: building on a momentum of wednesday night's debate, romney's trying to reverse his fortunes in battle grounds like ohio where he's fallen behind. >> under president obama we've lost half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> reporter: the president argues the republicans are offering nothing new. >> it's not a plan to offer anything new. it is not a change, it is a relapse and we're not going to do it. rr the latest jobs report, cold, hard facts certain to be the subject of a heated debate. and economists expect the economy added a less than stellar 115,000
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
wednesday night's debate. president obama responds to new unemployment numbers that dropped to 7.8%. the lowest in four years since president obama took office. >> this is a choice not just between two candidates or two parties, but a choice between two fundamentally different visions for america. and today, i believe that as a nation, we are moving forward again. [ applause ] we're moving forward. cheer [ cheering and applause ] now after losing about 800,000 jobs a month within i took office -- when i took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: now before the debate, the president had a very slight lead over his opponent in the commonwealth. the battleground state of virginia. the question is, can he maintain that slight edge between now and november? back to you j. c.. >> thank you surae. >>> well, bedbugs are causing headaches for students at the university of maryland. the pests are spreading through parts of building 7 at the south campus commons dormitories. the company that manage
KICU
Oct 4, 2012 11:30pm PDT
opinion polls say republican mitt romney outperformed president obama. new at 10:00, maureen naylor live in san jose where a lot of people are saying why the president seemed to be off his game last night. maureen. >> reporter: frank we set out tonight to ask about the significant of last night's debate and found people were still talking about it including here. >> oh my goodness we were just discussing that. >> reporter: this trio of sisters shoot on the debate over dinner. >> we all agree that mitt romney did a fantastic job and he had a fair shake this time and we felt like obama just didn't want to be there. >> reporter: a poll found 67%over respondents felt mitt romney won the first debate compared to 25% that felt obama was victorious. >> i am now not sure which direction i'm going to go. >> really? >> yes. >> because of a debate. >> because of a debate. >> the reality, kennedy's often win the first debate then they end up losing the election. >> reporter: for example, john kerry. an energized mitt romney took a victory lapse of sorts. while in wisconsin, president obama appe
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
message of a new ad on romney's tax plan from the obama campaign. >> why won't romney level with us about his tax plan which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? if we can't trust him here, how could we ever trust him here? >> the romney campaign has taken issue of course with what the obama campaign uses which is a tax policy center analysis. in that ad that draws on the -- to argue that mitt romney's tax plan depends on a $5 trillion tax cut that's not paid for. the conclusion they drew is the only way you offset those tax cuts over ten years, after handcuffing yourself on the pledges that romney has made to reduce tax rates across the board by 20% eliminating the alternative minimum tax and erasing the federal estate tax is to eliminate deductions that will inevitably touch the middle class. the romney folks say the obama campaign and tax policy center created a strawman. the problem is the romney campaign hasn't created their own and responded with any detail on how they would do it. it becomes impossible at least politically once you account for the pledge handcuffs that romn
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
shocking new tape they call president obama's other race speech. it shows just how desperate the right wing is. >> obama has just been subject to the fox news treatment of angry black man again. >> this speech was covered in 2007. it was aired last night on the conservative media, fox's sean hannity, "the daily caller" web site. >> carson called this a bomb shell but a little reality here. this tape is not new. it was an open press event recorded in its entirety in 2007 and many media outlets, including cnn, extensively covered it. >> is it that the liberal mainstream media does go berserk when president obama is held accountable for some of his speeches? vince, welcome. i want to get into the substance of it in a minute. what's the beef of all these liberal media people? why can't you or me or anybody else run some of obama's past speeches? >> well, i think there's one of two reasons. one, they're utterly embarrassed they missed it the first time and how could you? this is kind of amazing to meet, all these media outlets come forward, they say we had this, i was at the speech, i remem
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
disbelief and polarization where every time a new poll comes, whether it shows obama or romney up, i get people that say i don't believe those numbers. they're made up, and it's sad and something they have to deal with. >> it's not just the political media. let me tell you you something, john. that tweet it from mr. welch was retweeted not just by correspondents covering it. these are people on twitter, on facebook who somehow maybe are walking down the street and their neighbor says did you hearing what jack welch says, the numbers are cooked and that contributes to the toxic level where people have no confidence in anything. forget the polls because you can talk about sampling and whatnot. this is the economy. it's 114,000 jobs. it's not the goal number. let's be one of the 114,000 who didn't have a job last month, and now you have a check to put in the bank and maybe more food to put on the table and pay a couple of bills out there. those jobs count, john. >> this is a long-term trend in our culture, tamron. back from the 1960s collapse of respect for authority. we have the same accus
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
is no news. everyone is acting surprised. what happened to obama? he had a bad performance, he had a bad day? he is always like this. have you ever seen a press conference? boring. anything except one of his speeches is boring. he is not that impressive. he was never good with the facts. he does a lot of mumbly-bumbly. >> unless he does the southern thing. that is great. obama pointed out five times that me and romney agreed on the same things. it was like he was docile to a fault. >> he seemed like he had a man crush on him. he seemed starstruck. >> let's stick with starstruck. i think he was starstruck. >> didn't he seem that way? he was giggling and nodding his head a lot and he was really taken as if he would not go to a half court basketball game. >> he was more interested than debating him. i can't say i blame him. romney is gorgeous. he is successful and kind of a nice guy. he looked down. why did obama look down a lot? >> he was surprised and was caught a little off guard by how well prepared romney was for this debate. quite frankly i was too. i think i was looking down beca
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
for new orleans. and to add insult to injury, barack obama was one of 14 senators who voted against the bill that, included the provision to give supplemental emergency assistance to new orleans of he was being dishonest and divisive, which we have seen far too often from him in the last four years. former governor sarah palin is here. i am curious, i know he voted against the starveord act. but i am curious, that was part of a bill that had funding for iraq. that's why he was opposing the war in iraq. does that have any impact on your thoughts about this? >> yeah, it sure does. it makes me disrespect president obama, then candidate obama even more because he believed on principle that in order to defund our troops, the provision was in that legislation, included not releasing those katrina relief funds, it's a whole ball of wax. it's appalling, truly, in order to defund our troops, he took that stand to vote against it? then his speech, greta, it was in order to raise bait. he played chameleon again and engagedin deception, when he again said what he thought people wanted to hear b
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
good news for president obama at a time when he very much needed it. the fact is that he had a bad debate, that his campaign was raoeulgs a reeling, is an overstatement but hit a serious pothole. and the talking point, which is that the unemployment rate under this president has been over 8% for 48 months, they can't say that any more. and obviously some romney supporters aren't happy about that. martha: whenever you look at the economic numbers i always wonder. obviously as you point out the president's detractors will try to mine mice the number and the president will build it up. it's down to everyone's individual economic reality. if it's true that the numbers are exaggerated because people have taken part time work or work that isn't putting them back to where they were, then they know they are not better off than they were four years ago. it is a very individual experience the economy. >> that's right. and, you know, if you've got your kid -- there was an amazing statistic that i heard the other day, more than 50% of college graduates can't find work, if you've got a kid, and
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
could tick up from 8.1 to 8.2%, which could be bad news for president obama. brian mooar has the latest. he's in washington. good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. even if it's not great news today, it probably could be worse. today's jobs report is the second to the last before election day. it is a critical snapshot of an economy that's been stuck in low gear. >> whatever the numbers are, the romney campaign is going to cite them as evidence that president obama's policies are failing. >> the president is trying to convince people he's doing real well. he is not. >> reporter: building on a momentum of wednesday night's debate, romney's trying to reverse his stance in battlegrounds like ohio where he's fallen behind. >> china has passed us in manufacturing. >> reporter: the president argues republicans are offering nothing new. >> it's not plan for our economy. it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class. it is not change. it is a relapse. we're not going to do it. >> reporter: the latest jobs report, cold, hard facts, certain to be the subject of heated debate. economists expected th
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm PDT
, juan, let's get new here. psychologically for the obama campaign they put their accountant on to try to get from 8% for 43 months, to get to 7.8 and they feel like they have proof behind their claim that things are getting better. but this number was, given all the other factors, probably can't hurt at all, but does it help them as much as they need it to. >> it helps a lot. psychologically, this is big news and i feel like listening to you guys i wish i had cheese to go with the whine. all you're doing is complaining. >> come on. >> now what? you know what, you're rooting against americans getting jobs. >> no, no. >> what's going on here? and the other part is. >> that's a talking point that's not fair. >> and professor eric lecturing the american people. let me tell you something the standard for the bureau of labor statistics have been in place for generations, career professionals. >> hold on, let me finish, you've been going on and on and let me just tell you jack welch comes out today and twittering, these are bogus numbers, made up numbers. this is just so political. >> okay. >>
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
afternoon. it closed out at 13610. it's good news for president obama. no president has been reelected or, should i say, since the depression, with unemployment above 8%. >>> but campaigning in virginia today, mitt romney says there is a reason unemployment sits at 7.8%. >> the reason it's come down is due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. and if you drop out of the work force, if you give up and say look, i can't go back to work, i'm going to stay home. if you drop out all together, you aren't part of the employment statistics. >> president obama spent part of his day in virginia as well and speaking at a rally in george mason in fairfax. >> i'm surae chin on the campaign trail at george mason university in fairfax, virginia, where the president spoke. the first speaking event in virginia since the debate. >> more americans entered the work force. more people are getting jobs. >> it was his first talk in the battleground state of virginia since his performance at wednesday night's debate. >> in if anything, it would be positive job num
FOX Business
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
his case easier. the washington post says president obama much-needed good news on jobs. the chicago, jobs report gives obama a much-needed boost. i have to tell you, on wall street people are picking apart these numbers with a fine tooth comb. a lot of people don't believe them. they think they have been massaged, managed and some white. is the media -- more evidence totally for obama? >> sure. i read the new york times assessment of, you know, the attacks as the book were cut. this is not political, this is a statistical. always. the numbers are volta, but it is not politics. look. this is an administration that has been lying about who killed our ambassador. they have released classified information to help the president in the campaign, so the idea that they would cook the books in this is not so far-fetched. whether they did, i don't know, but the problem is they have no credibility. gerri: it's interesting because romney favorability ratings just about 50% for the first time. is the sustainable? >> i believe it is. his performance was one of the best, i think anybody has seen i
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 1:00pm PDT
fundraiser for president obama's re-election campaign. national geographic's president told "new york times" the network chose the november 4th debut date here to help promote its fall schedule. he says other than being commercially opportunistic, we weren't considering the election. end. there you have it. i'm brooke baldwin. hope you have a wonderful weekend. don't go anywhere. wolf blitzer is up next. "the situation room" starts now. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, important and surprising numbers about jobs forcing both the president and mitt romney to re-write their pitch to voters. ge's former boss calls the jobs numbers unbelievable. wait until you hear the smackdown he gets from a one-time member of the obama white house. and mitt romney's complete aboutface. how he now calls his 47% remarks totally wrong. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with president obama out there on the campaign trail making the most of today's unexpected and potentially, potentially game changing numbers about jobs. with only 32 days to go before the elect
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
detailed plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> reporter: obama is celebrating this report. >> this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: a benchmark, he says, proves america is on the right track. economists say the number of new jobs being created is still not enough to significantly lower the unemploit rate. the next jobs report comes out just four days before the election. reporting live on capitol hill, i'm danielle lee, news 4. >>> health officials across the country are bracing for more cases of infection from that fungal meningitis outbreak. today the virginia department of health says about 630 people received tainted injections here. the patients have all been contacted. the health commissioner in maryland now says there's 29 cases in maryland and one death. the death toll nationwide remains at 5. in all cases, patients receive tainted steered steroid injecti pharmacy that has closed. >>> more trouble for american airlines. they had to cancel dozens of flights today so they could repair the loose seat problems. the airline pulled about 50 boeing 757s out
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> reporter: president obama could have new worries today when the monthly job numbers come out. economists predicted the unemployment rate could go from 8.1% to 8.2%. >> critical numbers. tahman bradley live for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and one other campaign note this morning. a film dramatizing the raid that killed osama bin laden will make its debut just two days before the election. the national geographic channel denies there was any political motivation. it says the air date was chosen to kick off the fall season. >>> american airlines is cancelling or delaying dozens of flights today to fix a safety problem with its loose seats. the carrier says it is finally figured out what was causing the problem. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: american has grounded half its fleet of 757s, its domestic long-range workhorse, taking out for a second round of faa monitored fixes to prevent passenger seats from becoming dislodged in the air. the airline engineering team decided the locking mechanism that secures the seats to the flo
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm EDT
benghazi story here on fox news, you know that we have previously reported that president obama and key national security agents made a secret finding september 12 the murders everyone an act of determination that made it easier for them to move around money and material under the terms of a 2001 antiterrorism statue. fox has learned the day after the ambassador spoke on the sunday schools officials reached out to several independent security contractors and asked them to review these images of the mortar damage done to the annex in benghazi based on the angles of impact and fragment patterns. it was concluded that there were two teams present on the scene using g.p.s. devices to score direct hits obvious effort of a terrorist attack. then the intelligence officials used this to rebut the claims that were internal, and chief of the national counter terrorism center testified publicly that the attacks were an act of terrorism. another issue has been why it took the f.b.i. so long to gain access to the attack sites which they only did yesterday. today the state department spokesman explai
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
spinning away saying quote -- >> but other obama critics, perhaps furious that good economic news might derail the romney swagger, instead they opted for conspiracy theories regarding the satitions behind the unemployment numbers. former chairman and ceo of ge jack welch tweeted -- welch was backed in his theorizing by master of the outlandish alan west who wrote -- this is orwellian to say the least and representative of saul au lin ski tactics from the book rules for radicals" a must read for all who want to know how the left strategize. what's that you say, a strengthening work force and recovering economy or wellien indeed. >> they want to slow the economy before the election and if you don't believe that -- >> that was a year and a half ago. >> i have a bridge i want to sell you in oakland. that's what the republicans and obstructionists in congress is about. >> joining us is cnbc's amman jabbers. you're the man with the answers. mitt romney is walking on stage and we'll have to go to him shortly but is it a good day for the american economy or not, tell us? >> it's definitely a go
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am PDT
i will call to your attention "the new york times" saying, mr. obama's campaign made an early decision to campaign against mr. romney as a conservative. can you have it both ways? >> well, i actually think that the conversation hasn't happened on a left/right axis, necessarily. certainly mitt romney is far to the right on things like women's issues, on choice, on judge, on all those things, but i think the conversation has been more about is he for the top over the folks who are in the middle and at the bottom. if you look at what he did at the debate, he tried to, you know, wiggle his way out of being this guy who is just for the top, this plutocrat that american people think he is basically and that he is, and the truth of the matter is that his position, the things that he has espoused on the campaign trail that he used to get through the republican primary, are positions that are very focused on the top and it looks like what the campaign is doing and what the press is doing is pointing out mitt romney is not telling the truth about the positions he has. >> yeah. but that'
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
prepared for the debate or for the new mitt romney. >> well, we saw a new barack obama yesterday on the campaign trail. i'm guessing we're going to see -- >> not new, the same as he's been all along. he just happened to lose that persona. >> different than the debate. >> he lost the persona in the debate. now he seems to have gone back to it. he does much better when he's out campaigning than he does in debates generally. that was the case previously. it seems to be the case now. he, too, needs to be more consistent in terms of how he looks to this electorate, and i presume we're going to see more of the campaigning obama than we saw in that debate, and at the same time he has got to tell a story here that sticks to numbers that are real. i think that if one party and one candidate can really stick to the real tale of where we are economically and how we move forward in this economy that is inhibited by what's happened in the great recession, that honesty might carry the campaign, but i don't think that pie in the sky is going to do it like we saw especially out of romney the other nigh
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
make the case that this is the reaction to the new radical policy obama announced in cairo, accommodation and appeasement with the muslim world and the fruits are not just that we aren't loved, which was the intention, but we're not respected, in fact, despised in large areas of the world. >> steve, i'm going to advise him to keep an extra paragraph drafted in case something goes really sour in the election in venezuela on sunday because hugo chavez of course sits on top of a lot of oil down there. right now, the opposition is leading the last poll, and it a lot of people wonder if chavez will give up power if he loses and could this thing turn into a revolution. romney needs to be ready to go in case that situation sort of blowing up, right as he's giving the speech. >> both good suggestions. >> i would have governor romney include in his speech a list of questions for the president, saying, asking questions that we're not getting answers to from anybody else in the administration, with respect to what happened in benghazi, what happened in libya. these are questions if he
Comedy Central
Oct 4, 2012 11:30pm PDT
night? folks, it a whole new horse race! mitt smoked obama! metaphorically, of course, mormons can't smoke! and folks, after last night's debate in denver our image of these two men has completely changed. and i am not the only one who knows it. >> it looked like romney wanted to be there and president obama didn't want to be there. >> stephen: yes! it was like obama wasn't even there. he hasn't done this poorly since he debated clint eastwood. (laughter) meanwhile-- (cheers and applause) meanwhile, romney was the alpha mitt, slapping obama around. and, anyone else who got in mitt away. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i will stop other things. i like pbs. i like big bird, i actually like you too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money for things to borrow from china to pay for it. >> stephen: he just told the moderator who works at pbs, i'm going to throw your ass out on the street, old man! you-- (cheers and applause) you, not only you-- but all those freeloading muppets. that takes not just one ball, but two, two enormous balls! (applause) but, folks,
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
paid no federal income taxes and considered themselves victims and will support president obama. romney originally stood by his remarks and described them as not elegantly stated but in an interview with fox news last night romney had a different explanation. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. >> both candidates campaign in battleground states today. romney working to capitalize on a strong debate, the president working to regroup. susan mcginnis covering it all in washington this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail mitt romney is trying to prolong the momentum that he got from that debate, president obama is seemed determined to make up for lost ground. romney's solid debate performance gave him a new spark on the. campaign trail. before an estimated 10,000 people in virginia he kept up his attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from
Comedy Central
Oct 5, 2012 1:00am PDT
to see fox news videos last night. do you think there will be a fox news obama debate baby boom for all the -- >> whatever dow mean, stewart. >> jon: were you guys excited back there. >> were we guy, i mean are we all the same? is that what you are implying here? >> jon: yeah, were you guys-- (laughter) all right, let's talk about your book s what, killing kennedy. >> correct. >> jon: and this is, i am assuming you are confessing to something in here. >> not me. >> jon: this is your second book, killing lincoln. >> killing lincoln was a huge success. still on the-- (laughter) >> jon: i see. >> you know. >> jon: hum il sit an important quality in an author. (laughter) >> it's on the best-seller list for 54 weeks, killing lincoln. >> jon: i'm looking forward. >> so i just accurately mention it. >> jon: you did. >> and you --. >> jon: no, no, no i wasn't -- >> you were. >> jon: i was merely giggling. >> mocked something i saw earlier. >> jon: no. >> this is what you have-- have in dmon with its president, mocking success. >> jon: yes, we mock success,. >> you both do it. >> jon: we moc
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
battleground states. tomorrow there's a new factor, a jobs report expected to help president obama by showing fewer layoffs. in denver, colorado, i'm steve handlesman, nbc bay area news. now for a look at how social media reacted to last night's debate. let's go to business and tech editor scott budman. >> thank you very much. last night wasn't just about which candidate won, it was also about the dominance of what we often call the second screen. social networking pulled in a huge number of debate watchers, nearly 11 million tweets sent out during the 90 minute debate. and a huge response on facebook as well. not for an awards show or superbowl, mind you, but for a presidential debate heavy on talk about the economy. if there had been any doubt about how people watch and communicate during the debate, the sheer number of people who went on silicon valley based social networks last night was huge. just ask big bird. >> in the old days you wait until the polls come out, and it's very scripted, it's the questions that are asked. for the first time in history, again it's the realtime access to w
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
employment statistics. outside the rally, romney counter this seemingly good news. obama wants to celebrate an economy where one in six americans are in he can do that. i do not think that is what americans are feeling right now. is only one more report so these have an influence especially those who are early voting. we will take a closer look at andimpact of these figures the president was talking about bird again. more on the argument over sesame street. >> our coverage continues right now on wjla.com. you can get our analysis of the debate and also the fallout from romney's comments on the bird and pbs. >> hello. nice to see you. >> happy friday. >> it is a friday all right. >> big changes are coming. this could come with some rain for the weekend. bob ryan has what we can expect. >> here in the weather center, what a wonderful day. i would like to talk about today. we would like to have it for saturday and sunday. above 80.ature is right now is 81 degrees. no sign of the big chill to come. look at the temperature right detroit. chicago was 49 degrees. that cold air, there is
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
rate, 8.1%. the new number, 7.8%. that's the best since barack obama took office and it's certainly positive news for his re-election hopes because no president has been re-elected with an unemployment rate above 8% since roosevelt in the 1830s. erin herself has made this point many times. >> the unemployment rate may be high, but the the absolute number is not what matters when it comes to getting re-elected. that's about to trend. every president running since world war ii has won when the rate was falling and lost when it was going up. best example, get ready. >> it's morning again in america. today, more men and women will go to work than ever before in our country's history. with interest rates at about half the record highs of 1980. >> yeah, you know what ad was for. that was ronald reagan, who won the election with a rate of 7.4%. so, the question is, can mr. obama win one like the giper or is the number still bad enough to doom his hopes? well, cue mitt romney. that's what happened today. his team is furiously pointing out how many people are underemployed. last month's hous
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since president obama fist took office. the new rate, 7.8%, a bigger than expected drop from august. only 114,000 new jobs, though, were added last month. those new jobs numbers seem pretty good for president obama, but his opponents are getting to the microphone first -- to first cry foul. in a statement, mitt romney's camp said, this is not what a real recovery looks like. we created fewer jobs in september than in august and fewer jobs in august than in july. christine romans joins jous now. christine, tell us what to believe because we're hearing so many different things from different camps. >> you can believe that the unemployment rate is 7.8%. and you can believe that on balance 114,000 jobs were created last month. and here's why. the labor department does two different surveys. one of businesses and one of households. let's start at the households survey. when they surveyed american households, they found in the month far more people said they were working than had said so the previous month. a lot of that was part time work, some of that was starting their own businesses,
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advisor, what about this new ad from the obama campaign saying if you can't trust mitt romney on the debate stage, how can you trust him in the oval office and he said it's the obama ads, that can't be trusted. so i think there was a sign there that the romney campaign was getting a sense that the obama campaign was coming up with this new counter-offensive. >> there had been talk prior to this debate about concern that big money donors maybe were kind of being hesitant in terms of giving money to the top of the ticket, giving money to governor romney. i haven't heard those concerns today. i assume there's a sense of renewed vigor and renewed enthusiasm in terms of investing? >> that's right. the romney campaign has been tweeting all day long about how much money they raised. donations were coming in every couple of seconds i think is what the romney campaign calculated because of the performance that mitt romney put in last night, and keep in mind, you were talking about the adjustments, jessica was talking about the adjustments the president's going to make. i get the sense fro
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
expert and staff writer for the new yorker and author of a new book, the oath, the obama white house and the supreme court. jeffrey, thank you very much for being here tonight. >> good to be with you, rev. >> wednesday i know because i'm going to be down there and there's a lot of action that this court is going to hear and decide that could up in voting rights and same-sex marriage. >> and you can see george w. bush's impact on those issues. in 2003, justice o'connor browr, diversity is a legitimate goal and the case you're going to hear, the fisher case out of the university of texas, is a direct challenge to that and a threat to affirmative action in public universities but it could lead essentially to the death of affirmative action and and you covered in this book, and i'm reading it, very good book, that a lot of the behind the scenes back and forth around the affordable health care act when it went before the court and people were stunned, i among them, when john roberts voted and you write in the book and i want to read, this is out of the book, quote, by demanding that rober
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